PTSD Advocacy Organizations

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research.  ADAA helps people find treatment, resources, and support. ADAA is not a direct service organization, but offers support through the HealthUnlocked site, which has over 55,000 members.  Find more information on ADAA HERE.

Gift from Within is dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. We develop and provide educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources through our website and maintain a roster of survivors who are willing to participate in an international network of peer support. For more information, visit

NAMI Veterans & Active Duty Resource Centerprovides resources for veterans and active duty military members, as well as their families, friends, and advocates on topics related to mental health, such as: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), health benefits and eligibility, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). For more information, visit the website HERE.

National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) is the world’s leading research and educational resource forPTSD and traumatic stress. We aim to advance the clinical care and social welfare of US Veterans through research, education and training on PTSD (post-traumatic stress syndrome) and stress-related disorders. PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. If symptoms last more than a few months, it may be PTSD. The good news is that there are effective treatments. For more info:

PTSD Alliance: It is easy to feel alone when you or someone you care about is suffering from PTSD. But you are not alone. There is a lot of information available, and many dedicated people affiliated with our member organizations are accessible to answer your questions and direct you toward the variety of support services now available. The PTSD Alliance is made up of agroup of professional and advocacy organizations that have joined forces to provide educational resources to individuals diagnosed with PTSD and their loved ones; those at risk for developing PTSD; and medical, healthcare and other frontline professionals. To learn more:

VetChange is a free, confidential online program for active duty military and Veterans who are concerned about their drinking following military deployment. It can help you build skills to better manage your drinking and PTSD symptoms. For more information visit

If you are an advocacy organization that provides Mental Health services for PTSD and you would like to be included on this page, please contact The STARR Coaliton at